Understanding China's Quest For Power

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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty near former Chinese leader Mao Zedong's portrait on Tiananmen Gate near the Great Hall of the People.

Journalist Howard French joins us to talk about his new book Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power. He argues that China’s quest to establish itself as a regional powerhouse is influenced by its previous dynastic glory.